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9 Days Left To Shop! Here Are Some Ideas From Us... Posted on 13 Dec 11:59 , 0 comments

Just a little reminder to place your chocolate orders by December 21, 12 noon ET to ensure that you receive your chocolate gifts by December 24!

Need help finding the perfect gift for someone? Email us at info@nicobellaorganics.com

In the meantime, these are our top suggestions

Mocha and/or Peppermint Munch
We promise that you won't disappoint with these two flavors. Since we have launched them two months ago they continue to sell out first at events and in stores. They make great stocking stuffers, teacher's and secret santa gifts

                  

Hot Cocoa
Who doesn't love a warm and comforting cup of hot cocoa? Our hot cocoa is made from a pressed (non-alkalized and nutritious) Dominican Republic cacao bean with a little added organic cane sugar and pink Himalayan sea salt. We suggest making it with unsweetened Almond Milk, but any plant-based milk will do. Purchase now through December 21 and receive it wrapped in a red ribbon, ready to gift!
 


2-pack of truffles
Select your flavors for the friend who loves nuts and chocolate (walnut and blueberry almond), the chocolate purist (two boxes of pure cocoa bliss) or the adventurist foodie (two variety boxes to try them all). These are our top sellers every holiday season. Get yours while they last!


The Story of Bella (of nicobella)
We had to say goodbye to our sweet little girl after 17 long and beautiful years. She was the inspiration behind the name nicobella ten years ago when we just incorporated the name. The original name of nicobella was Spa Candy (and still remains the parent name) until a smart and honest branding company came along and said that Spa Candy sounds like sweet sticky stuff for kids, which was clearly not our goal. A good friend came up with the name nicobella, half Nichole and half Isabella. Personally, I did not want my name to be a part of the company, but, if you knew me and Bella, well you knew we were pretty inseparable. Therefore the name felt right. (Big thanks to this day to my dear friend, Julia, for including Isabella in the name.)

Bella was much more than an inspiration for the name of a chocolate company.
  • She had a powerful warrior spirit with no sense of fear.
  • She smiled from her mouth to her eyes creating a chain of smiles from strangers on the streets.
  • She acted like the Queen. She didn't let her 6.9 tiny size affect her confidence.
  • She was open and adventurous, loved to explore and travel.
  • She fully embraced love, both receiving and giving, which gave her the will to fight several severe illnesses and extend her life three years past what her doggie doctor originally predicted. 
Read more about our sweet girl, her fight and lessons she taught us on our blog from last week. 

Bella says thank you for all of your continued support for the past seven years since we launched nicobella. 🐾
 

Take $5, $10 or $20 Off Your Purchase! (Through Monday, November 28) Posted on 25 Nov 11:16 , 0 comments

We hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving with family and friends. Now it's time to start the holiday shopping! Today through Monday, November 28, receive $5, $10 or $20 off your chocolate purchase using the discount codes below. Discount codes end Monday, November 28 11pm ET.


NEW! Nicobella Gift Boxes are great for foodies, health enthusiasts, vegans, gluten free and paleo followers and, of course, dark chocolate lovers. Choose from one of the gift boxes below. 

Nicobella Chocolate Lovers Gift Box


For the ultimate chocolate lover who will appreciate the unique chocolate flavors! Each box includes a 6-piece variety box of truffles (blueberry almond, ginger green tea, pumpkin chai, pure cocoa bliss, walnut flaxseed, sunflower butter banana), 6-piece box of cinnamon turmeric spice and a 4-piece box of peanut butter squares.

Chocolate Munch Gift Box

Our munch gift box is great for vegans, gluten free followers or nut and chocolate lovers. Gift box includes one of each: coconut munchmaple nut munchomega munchpeppermint munchmocha munch 

Plant-Powered Protein Snack Box

Our protein packed snack box is great for paleo enthusiast, the generous host or health-conscious snackers. Gift box includes one of each: coconut munchmaple nut munchomega munchchocolate power bitespumpkin pecan power bites, peanut butter and jelly power bites

Ps. Don't forget to treat yourself as well. 

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Last Minute Valentine's Gifts! Posted on 12 Feb 16:04 , 0 comments

Atlanta friends, we've got two **sweet** deals for you if you need a last minute Valentine's Day gift. Tomorrow we will be at two fun locations sampling and selling nicobella chocolates. What's more, all of our products will be discounted from our website prices! Please see details below. 

Date: Saturday, February 13th
Time: 1pm-5pm
Place: West Elm, Ponce City Market
Chocolates: munch, truffles,nicobella sampler, 4-piece love boxes (pictured below), peanut butter squares, and hot cocoa mix

 

Date: February 13th
Time: 2pm-6pm
Where: Made Again, Inman Park
Chocolates: munchtruffles
nicobella sampler, 4-piece love boxes, peanut butter squares, and hot cocoa mix

 


Gift Ideas and 15% Off Your Purchase Tuesday and Wednesday! Posted on 15 Dec 21:17 , 0 comments

The countdown is on, but there is still time to grab gifts for family and friends! See below to learn more about our most popular gifts. Use discount code HOLIDAY15 today, December 15th and tomorrow, December 16th, to receive 15% off your purchase. Discount code expires Wednesday, December 16th, 11pm PST.  

6-piece box of truffles
Made with coconut oil instead of cream and whole organic foods instead of flavoring (think wild blueberries, matcha green tea and whole pumpkin seeds), nicobella truffles are the perfect treat for chocolate lovers, plant-based eaters, gluten-free followers and foodie enthusiasts. If you're getting one for a friend, make sure you are getting one for yourself as well!


Review of nicobella truffles from What's Worth It:
"When I see VEGAN on a food label, I typically turn away. If you are Vegan, now you've found the most delicious chocolate you could imagine. If not — you've still found one of the most delicious chocys that is also healthy! Trust me — chocolate is my middle name."



Nicobella Sampler 
A great way to try a little taste of several nicobella treats, the sampler is a great gift. Each sampler contains our 6-piece variety box of 
truffles 
(blueberry almond, ginger green tea, pumpkin chai, pure cocoa bliss, walnut flaxseed, sunflower butter banana) and our 3-pack munch (coco-nut munch, maple-nut munch and omega munch). Add a 6-piece box of cinnamon turmeric spice truffles to your gift bag for only $12 more per box! (Don't forget to get one for yourself.)



Peanut Butter Squares 4-piece box
An old fashioned favorite made with simple and pure ingredients, creamy peanut butter is blended with sweet molasses, coated with 60% organic and Fair Trade dark chocolate, then sprinkled with a dash of pink Himalayan sea salt. They're the perfect sweet and salty bite-size snack! These make great stocking stuffers!



Tea + Chocolate Lover Set

Give the ultimate blissful experience for the tea and chocolate lover or embrace your own relaxation by lighting a Yo Soy Candlesipping on organic Zen Green Tea, and enjoying energizing green tea truffles.

Set includes:

  • 4-oz bag Hibiscus Raspberry Green Tea 
  • 4 oz White Tea Ginger Green Tea 
  • 6-piece box Ginger Green Tea Truffles


With love, 

-team nicobella 


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Monday and Tuesday-Take $5, $10 or $20 Off Your Purchase! Posted on 07 Dec 14:48 , 0 comments

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Black Friday 15% Off + A Free Sample of Our New Hot Cocoa Mix! Posted on 27 Nov 10:53 , 0 comments

Happy ThanksLiving, nicobella friends!

We borrowed this compassionate term conceived by Jesse Eisenberg's family who expresses their gratitude through a plant-based Thanksgiving dinner. See the (very funny) interview here


In the meantime, while we appreciate you year round, now is the perfect time to give thanks for you and your support.
Please enjoy 15% of your nicobella order today with code givethanks.

Just in time for the crisp weather and gifting season, we have Hot Cocoa Mix ready for purchase on the nicobella website. We've been sampling it and selling it at local Atlanta farmers markets and it has been "hitting the spot". The cocoa is pressed from organic and Fair Trade Dominican Republic cacao beans.  We then add a bit of organic cane sugar along with a pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt. Mix it with your favorite plant-based milk (we love it with unsweetened Almond Milk) and you have heaven in a cup!

Receive one free Hot Cocoa Mix sample (equivalent to 2 Tbsp or enough to make one cup of hot cocoa) with every purchase today through Friday.


If coffee is your warm drink of choice, rather than hot cocoa, you might want to try this two-ingredient energizing drink instead: one cinnamon turmeric spice truffle + a cup of organic Fair Trade coffee.

How to make it:

  • Pour one cup of hot organic and Fair Trade coffee into single serve blender.
  • Add one cinnamon turmeric spice truffle (two if you're feeling a little spicy). 
  • Blend until frothy. 
  • Indulge!

It's delicious and a perfectly energizing way to start the day. 

 
Let us know what you think of either (or both) chocolate drinks! 

With love, 

-team nicobella


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Chocolate! Fun Fact Friday Posted on 06 Nov 12:06 , 0 comments

Did you know? 

Chocolate has been an ancient tradition in many cultures for years and is often associated with romantic love. One of the first links between chocolate and romance was established by the Mayans, who created a ritual beverage made from cocoa mixed with water, black pepper, vanilla and spices. Mayan brides and grooms shared the mixture during marriage ceremonies, and it is said to be associated with their god of fertility.
Here are some fun facts about the origin of chocolate:
  • A traditional drink of cacao and corn was offered during marriage ceremonies representing wealth, success and fertility.
  • The Florentine Codex (a manuscript depicting the history of Central Mexican society) noted an Aztec remedy using cacao, corn and spices that were used to decrease a fever, shortness of breath and heart disease in 1590.
  • Cocoa was brought to Europe in the 16th century.
  • When the Spanish brought cacao back to Europe from Mesoamerica in the 16th century, they created over 100 medicinal uses using the seed.

Sounds like the Mayans and Aztecs were pretty intuitive with the powers of plant-based healing even before we had research to support the medicinal benefits of cacao.

Drink up chocolate-lovers!

hot cocoa organic Fair Trade hot chocolate

   “where there is cacao, there is life”-Venzuelan plantation worker